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Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

Galveston Harbour, Texas, USA. 6 February 2017
EOS 7D mk II with EF 100-400mm f4.5 - f5.6 II .

After the business part of my trip to Galveston, we were spending a few nights there birding where we stayed in a city centre hotel. In the morning, we wandered down to the harbour which wasn't far away and had great views of both pelicans coming to the fishing boats that were gutting fish etc. However, I didn't take the camera, as I wasn't expecting this!

So one evening, I tried again, this time armed with the camera and my relatively new portable lens (the excellent 100-400 Canon mk II zoom lens). Fortunately it was a sunny evening and the light was excellent. This bird wasn't too far off shore, and I liked its pose and the uncluttered background, so I fired away!

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